Author Archives: Malcolm Mac Donald

Software Factories: Part 2 – Types of Factory

[Software Factories Series] There are a number of ways to implement the Software Factory Principle (Remember the principle says that any method to enable mass-production of software (especially standardized non-functional requirements) at a lower cost and in a shorter time … Continue reading

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Avoiding Clutter in Systems Management

Software Factories: Part 2 will be coming along on Monday, but for now a change of topic onto Systems Management Out-of-the Box Systems Management Tools There are numerous systems Management tools out there and a lot of corporates own a … Continue reading

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Software Factories: Part 1 – An Introduction

[Software Factories Series] Introduction I have been aware of the Concept of a Software Factory since about 2003. The Principle is very simple: If you are producing software, tool-up in order to produce good quality software that meets your requirements, … Continue reading

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Don’t ride dead horses.

My post “Dismount!” last Friday (goodness it’s already almost a week ago!) left an open question about how you may have found yourself riding a dead horse (in the figurative sense). Now in the context of this blog and on … Continue reading

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Dismount!

I was reminded yesterday of an old American-Indian saying that says when you discover you’re riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount, but a colleague pointed out that there were other options available. So I quickly Googled … Continue reading

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